From Football To Fashion Kieth Carlos Becomes America’s Next Top Model’s First Male Winner

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Well isn’t he lovely!

Former NFL wide receiver Keith Carlos beat out 30 men and women to win the top spot as America’s Next Top Model landing him a contract with Next Model Management as well as a spread in Nylon magazine.

‘I’ve always been told I should model… but I was so attached to football that I never really immersed myself into it,’ Keith told

Well, his decision to try something different after his career in football ended surely paid off! This is only the second season of ANTM with both male and female contestants and he’s the first ever male winner.

Carlos proudly shared the news of his win on Instagram with an uplifting message :


Wow! I’m honored and extremely overwhelmed with LOVE. I would like to congratulate my new family members the cast of ANTM C21! They are all talented and they all will be VERY successful! This one is also for the MEN out there trying to succeed in a female dominated industry. This is for the youngin in urban America with a single mother, no guidance, and a chip on their shoulder. Those that know me know that I want to see everyone win in life and this is who I am to the core. We need more positive role models out there to change the direction our society is going. I’m glad I am the new trend setter for this generation! It’s a great responsibility and I’m STRONG enough to do so. THANKS TO #TEAMKeithCarlos I Love you all for riding with me the whole way! I’m glad I had this opportunity to make all my supporters proud. Thanks to my haters because you keep me motivated to see you pissed off at my successes. Thanks @tyrabanks , Ken Mok and my other GREAT MENTORS ON ANTM for breaking me down and building me back up molding me into who I am as a model! Thanks to the whole Production, the beautiful women that casted me @carrieincasting and @michellemockcasting your time and efforts are very appreciated…………………………. Much Respect! R.I.P #MikeBrown #EricGarner and many others let’s break this cycle MEN!

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Hopefully the fashion industry will allow him to carve out his own lane rather than try to have him replace Tyson Beckford it’s crazy how much the two look alike.

SIDE NOTE: The pretty boy nupes of Kappa Alpha Psi are doing a mean shimmy and cane twirl on campuses around the nation now that Kieth has put the pretty boys on the map! Who’s the fairest of them all fella’s? lol


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